Next week is the annual Sexual Health Week - led by FPA Charity. This year is all about sexual pleasure and wellbeing and one of the themes within this is education. Sex education in the UK can be patchy to say the least and there has been some great campaigning work by the PSHE Association, whose supporters include FPA, Brook Charity and Stonewall, to make PSHE a statutory part of the national curriculum.
While researching our new information and support services we’ve heard that people get their info about sexual health from lots of places - Google, their GP, clinics, teachers, friends and family. We were intrigued to find out how good the non-professional advice could be so asked some people what the best and worst sex and relationships advice they’d had was, and who it was from (no names though, of course).
(Note from ed: Definitely broken hearts but not STIs - get a test, particularly if infidelity is a factor)
The downright weird (or unclassifiable)
We definitely don’t advise trying the last one at home. Thanks to everyone who shared - we received so many it wasn’t possible to include them all. There will be easy-to-access sexual health advice and information and web-chat live on our site in the coming months, in the meantime though if you have any questions about sexual health please talk to us by text!